Arthritis is a group of diseases that cause painful and swollen joints. Osteoarthritis typically develops gradually and can cause pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis RA is more aggressive and occurs when the body attacks the joints. RA causes painful, inflamed joints and can result in permanent damage. Certain genes also make some people more likely to develop RA. If you have RA, a diet change could help you, and perhaps even eliminate your pain entirely. In research studies, many people who cut out certain trigger foods find that their pain improves or goes away. The reason, presumably, is that certain foods spark inflammation in the joints.
By Andrew Beauchesne, May 14, Poor diet has been identified as one of the top actual causes of death in the United States time and again. Arthritis represents just one way disease can limit our quality of life. It is a manifestation of countless diseases, many of which are caused in part by poor diet. Arthritis refers to painful inflammation of joints. There are many types of arthritis: some acute and fleeting with no long-term consequences, some chronic and causing decades of crippling pain and immobility. Below is a discussion of three common types of arthritis and how diet may play a role in the disease process. Osteoarthritis is a type of chronic arthritis characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the joint.
First try to cut down on the consumption of meat and sugar and increasing your consumption of fruit and vegetables and whole grains no refined wheat products. Sparks et al. Another study of a larger group of people found similarly promising results. Dietary treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is controversial. A vegetarian diet lowers the risk of osteoarthritis. The American Journal of Health Promotion. Join the Kickstart Prevention starts today.